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UK: Passed 12 without BBFC cuts for moderate fantasy violence for:
- UK 2012 Walt Disney [6 movie collection] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 17th September 2012
- UK 2012 Walt Disney [3D + 2D] R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 17th September 2012
- UK 2012 Walt Disney R0 Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 17th September 2012
- UK 2012 Walt Disney R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 17th September 2012
- UK 2012 Online
- UK 2012 cinema release
Uncut in the UK but cut in Germany
The BBFC confirm that the UK release features the uncut version of the stabbing. The BBFC writes:
A slightly stronger moment occurs when a man is stabbed through the back by the chief villain’s spear. The detail of the impact is not shown, only the tip of the spear protruding from the man’s chest with a small amount of blood on it. The image is not dwelt upon and serves an important narrative purpose. The BBFC’s Guidelines at 12A’/’12 state Moderate violence is allowed but should not dwell on detail. There should be no emphasis on injuries or blood, but occasional gory moments may be permitted if justified by the context .
However there are 2 versions available worldwide, one omits the sight of the spear protruding from a man’s chest as he is stabbed through his back. The cut version has the same running time but sees the man fall without the sight of the bloody protrusion.
The cut version has been spotted in the German release and applies to Swiss and Austrian releases too.